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# Childminding

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April 2024
Your stories: The stress, strain and heartbreak of trying to find childcare in Ireland
“Our unborn child is on a waiting list for two creches and four childminders – yes, a waiting list. No place is confirmed.”
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'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis
Opinion: This government needs to prioritise childcare after a decade of underfunding
Frances Byrne
Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?
Childminders to face inspections, training and Garda vetting under new action plan
Grandparent grant a 'novel idea that can be thrashed out' - Ross
Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m
Stand off: Workers to take protest to government after charity makes all staff redundant
Children are precious, so why aren't the people caring for them valued?
Jane Xavier
Reduced hours and more vacancies are 'worrying' for childminders